Tennessee Titans kicker Greg Joseph sees himself as the only competition remaining in training camp in the battle for the starting kicker spot.
The Tennessee Titans kicking situation has been one that has forced Titans fans to close their eyes everything a field goal was attempted throughout the 2019 season. It wasn’t pretty for the flurry of kickers that the Titans put on the field throughout the season, but one kicker now thinks that there isn’t any competition remaining in training camp, except himself.
It seems like the Titans still don’t know who their starting kicker will be for this season with Greg Joseph and rookie Tucker McCann still battling for the position. The Titans are also working out Stephen Gostkowski and Stephen Hauschka, two veteran kickers who could take the starting job.
Coming into training camp, I assumed Joseph would earn the spot pretty easily. He seemed to be the more talented kicker, and he has some NFL experience, although not enough if McCann were to impress throughout training camp.
Joseph doesn’t seem to be too worried about the surrounding competition, either. He told Titans beat reporter Jim Wyatt that the only competition he’s worried about is the competition within himself.
Special Teams Coordinator Greg Aukerman said that the competition is neck-and-neck between Joseph and McCann. The competition could heat up really fast if the Titans bring in either Gostowski or Hauschka. It could also mean that one of the two veterans earn the job with their reliable history throughout their NFL career.
An unofficial account has reported that both kickers have made 43 field goals. Joseph has made 43 out of 50, while McCann has made 43 out of 49.
This is one of the issues I had with there being no preseason this year. There are close competition battles on every roster. For the Titans, one of those battles comes at a position that they desperately need to fix. Without the preseason, the Titans can’t properly evaluate each kicker and how they perform under pressure in a game setting. You can try to emulate that during practice, but it’s not quite the same when points and a possible win is on the line.